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Henry VIII | Rakatá

Los vicios de los hombres quedan grabados en bronce, sus virtudes se escriben en el agua

'Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues we write in water.'

Madrid is 785.95 miles fom London.

In 1999, there were according to Ethnologue 358 million people speaking Spanish as a native language and a total of 417 million speakers worldwide. Currently these figures are up to 400 and 500 million people respectively.

Spanish is the second most natively spoken language in the world, after Mandarin Chinese. Mexico contains the largest population of Spanish speakers. Spanish is one of the six official languages of the United Nations, and used as an official language of the European Union, and Mercosur.

By 2050, it is likely that 10 percent of the world population will be speaking Spanish, and will be the most widely spoken language in the Western Hemisphere by a considerable degree, including both first and second language speakers.

The United Kingdom is home to nearly 185,000 Spanish as a first language speakers and over 3 million bi-lingual Spanish speakers.

The name Madrid comes from the arabic "magerit" which means 'place of many streams'.

Madrid is the highest captial city in Europe.